| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
To his friends and supporters, Eric T. Costello is just what the City Council needs: a smart, hard-working community president with financial experience that could save taxpayers money.
To his critics, however, Costello is just what Baltimore doesn't...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake leads the money race against potential future political opponents with more than $350,000 on hand, a review of the most recent campaign finance reports shows.
Rawlings-Blake, who is up for re-election in November 2016,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:42 PM
A city councilman is pushing a bill that would require every restaurant in Baltimore to post a health grade based on the facility's cleanliness — but some restaurants are pushing back.
"We know this policy has been proven across the country to be...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Traffic camera giant Redflex has been lobbying the Rawlings-Blake administration and City Council to take over Baltimore's once-lucrative speed and red-light camera network — stressing that it should not be judged by an unfolding scandal in...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:30 AM
I am very confused about the city's motivation to resurrect the speed camera system ("Redflex lobbying Baltimore for speed camera contract," Aug. 21).
For a very long time now, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has repeated the mantra that the speed...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:46 PM
A city councilman is questioning a $1.6 million deal for a St. Louis company to provide prescription drugs to city workers, arguing that the work should go to local pharmacies.
City Councilman Robert W. Curran said St. Louis-based Express Scripts,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:52 PM
City lawmakers said Monday that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers.
Mary Pat Clarke, chairwoman of the City Council's education committee...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Baltimore City Councilman Robert W. Curran is tired of hearing about motorists whose cars were towed for reasons he finds ridiculous — for being parked outside the white lines in a supermarket lot, for instance, or at a fast food restaurant when the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:41 AM
Bill Henry paints an unflattering image of the influential state senator he's trying to unseat.
Joan Carter Conway, he says, doesn't attend enough community meetings. She has a history of siding with special interests. And, he contends, she has let...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday.
The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:49 PM
An influential business group is waging a last-minute effort to derail legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders find work in Baltimore, arguing that the measure would drive jobs from the city.
The Greater Baltimore Committee has asked the City...